Memories of Maui: Butter Mochi Dessert Recipe

Sitting in my kitchen after whipping up the sticky, sweet Butter Mochi, I was loving that my 1 ½ year old, who is currently refusing to eat anything besides cottage cheese and chicken nuggets (no, not healthily homemade like I’d prefer, but store bought and shaped like dinos), was grinding on as much Butter MochiContinue reading “Memories of Maui: Butter Mochi Dessert Recipe”

California Feature: Cinnamon Sugar Halloween Crisps

Ever since Make & Taste started, Jax and I’ve been in the kitchen a TON more…and Jax is loving it! So when I came across this simple and fun recipe I knew he’d be all over it! And he was! I heard “Mommy I wanna do it” from start to finish. Oh, and don’t tellContinue reading “California Feature: Cinnamon Sugar Halloween Crisps”

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I always love when pumpkin bread is available in local coffee shops.  The flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove are such fall aromas for me.  When I was growing up my mom would actually bake this recipe in coffee cans.  I’m not sure of the origins of this technique, but today I baked her recipeContinue reading “Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe”

Fall is in the air! Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is my favorite season, especially in New England.  The cooler temperatures, fall foliage and apple cider, to name a few of my favorite things.  It was only a few days into September and my local grocery store already started selling pumpkins and fall decor, so I was inspired to bake some Apple Cider Donuts.Continue reading “Fall is in the air! Baked Apple Cider Donuts”

Massachusetts Feature: Allergy Friendly Baking with Natalia- Oatmeal Banana Cookies

My mom likes for us to be healthy, but we love cookies, what kid doesn’t.  I started making these oatmeal banana cookies and my family loves them.  We nicknamed them breakfast cookies because they are healthy enough for a breakfast treat.  They are amazing! They don’t last long in our house. With the oatmeal and bananaContinue reading “Massachusetts Feature: Allergy Friendly Baking with Natalia- Oatmeal Banana Cookies”

Almond Butter Cookies: A Lunchbox Treat for You and Your Little Ones

I have been making these almond butter cookies way before I even had my son.  Years back I was working out and weight training 4+ days a week and enjoyed these cookies as a post-workout treat.  Now that I’m baking recipes with my son I decided to bring them back and tweak them slightly.  SinceContinue reading “Almond Butter Cookies: A Lunchbox Treat for You and Your Little Ones”

Connecticut Feature: Grace and Hazel make Whole-Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins

Ok, so you can’t feed your kids cupcakes every day. But, what’s the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? As far as I’m concerned, sugar and frosting. As far as my kids are concerned- not a whole lot! And how about adding some good ingredients like whole wheat flour, honey, carrots and applesauce? Yes,Continue reading “Connecticut Feature: Grace and Hazel make Whole-Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins”

Small Batch: Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe for You and Your Baby

When I was pregnant with my son I knew I wanted to make food for him when he was ready to conquer solids.  I also tried some of the prepackage fruits and vegetables, but he wasn’t a fan and always preferred the freshly made foods.  It was always fun to see him try something newContinue reading “Small Batch: Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe for You and Your Baby”

A Lesson in Color: Purple Potato Oven Chips Recipe

The toddler stage is all about learning new objects, colors, words, and numbers; the list could go on.  During a recent trip to the grocery store my son and I were walking through the produce section naming off all the different fruits and vegetables.  There is always something new to show him or review from ourContinue reading “A Lesson in Color: Purple Potato Oven Chips Recipe”

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

One of the most requested treats my toddler asks for when he and I are out running errands is an “oatmeal cookie”.  So you can imagine his excitement over us baking them together at home.  He and I both prefer a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie with a slight crunch for texture and this recipeContinue reading “Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”